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Journal of infection in developing countries (JIDC)

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JIDC is an independent, on-line publication with an international editorial board. JIDC is open access with no cost to view or download articles and no cost for publication of research artcles making JIDC easily availiable to scientists from resource restricted regions
Free online

TDR news

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Contains current information about the research activities of TDR as well as news briefs about the diseases targeted by TDR - chagas disease, leprosy, lymphoma, malaria, leishmaniasis, lymphoma, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, and trypanosomiasis TDR also offers an electronic mailing list called tdr-scientists which acts as a forum of the tropical diseases research community in general.
Subscription is free

Child health dialogue|(incorporating Dialogue on diarrhoea & ARI news)

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Child Health Dialogue offers clear, practical advice on preventing and treating the main childhood illnesses. In addition to information on clinical management, the newsletter addresses issues which affect health workers' and families' abilities to care for children, such as communication skills, organisation of health centres and hospitals, health education and training. Regular features include: guidelines for diagnosis and treatment; training tips; information on rational drug use; research updates; feedback from the field. Aimed at health and community workers at district level and below, a secondary audience includes health managers, policy makers and academics.
Regional language editions are produced in collaboration with partner organisations in developing countries as follows:
(English for India) CMAI, Plot 2, A-3 Local Shopping Centre, Janakpuri, New Delhi 110 058, India. E-mail: Website:
(Tamil) RUHSA, CMC, PO 632 209 North Arcot Ambedkar District, Tamil Nadu, India
(Gujarati and Hindi) CHETNA, Lilavatiben Lalbhai's Bungalow, Civil Camp Road, Shahibaug, Ahmedabad 380 004, India. E-mail:
(Bangla) CINI, PO Box 16742, Calcutta 700 027, India
(Chinese) Institute of Medical Information, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, 3 Yabao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020, China
(Spanish) AIS Bolivia, PO Box 568, La Paz, Bolivia. E-mail:
(Portuguese) Consultants at the Faculty of Medicine, Eduardo Mondlane University, CP 257, Maputo, Mozambique. E-mail:
Four times a year

The European coalition of positive people (ECPP)

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This is the website of a self-help organisation of, by and for people living with HIV and AIDS and hepatitis C, working in Europe, Malawi, Mozambique and Uganda to promote patient involvement in the development of public policy, delivery and monitoring of services

Global health observatory (GHO)


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The Global Health Observatory (GHO) provides access to WHO's global health-related statistics. The aim of the GHO is to: compile and verify major sources of health data; provide easy access to country data and metadata; present scientifically sound information in user-friendly formats. Specific areas are provided for theme pages, a data repository, reports, country statistics, a map gallery and standards

Leprosy and the eye. Teaching set. Full text


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This resource contains a selection of the materials in the International Centre for Eye Health’s resources library on the management of eye disease in leprosy in low and middle income countries.

Infolep : leprosy information services


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Infolep is a joint effort of ILEP and Infolep to support information needs in global leprosy control efforts by providing access to leprosy information resources on leprosy and related subjects, both on demand and on a pro-active basis. The information services can be accessed through: the physical library; online via the portal; by direct contact with the Information Officer; and by notification/awareness service by email and social media

Medbox : the aid library


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Medbox is an online library aimed at improving the quality of healthcare in humanitarian action. An independent internet platform supported by international agencies and scientific institutions active in humanitarian assistance and development, this resource collates online professional guidelines, textbooks and practical documents on health action.


Resources are divided under the following main headings: Key resources (subheadings include Disaster Preparedness, WASH, Project Cycle Management), Clinical Guidelines, Pharmacy and Technologies, Women and Child Health, Public Health, Countries and Toolboxes

Journal of health, population and nutrition (JHPN)

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The open-access, peer reviewed Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition brings together research on all aspects of issues related to population, nutrition, and health.

The journal publishes articles across a broad range of topics including global health, maternal and child health, nutrition, common illnesses, and determinants of population health.

Roll Back Malaria : a global partnership


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The RBM Partnership to End Malaria is the largest global platform for coordinated action towards a world free from malaria. It is comprised of over 500 partners - from community health worker groups and researchers developing new tools, to malaria-affected and donor countries, businesses and international organisations.


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Infolep is the international knowledge center for access to (digital) information resources on leprosy and related subjects. The Infolep portal ( offers easy access to over 30,000 publications including many with a link to the free full text. Visit the electronic library to find a unique collection of information resources on leprosy, key topics like prevention of leprosy, diagnostic testing, prevention of disability, stigma and mental health issues.

Infolep provides scientists, professionals, and others working in the field of leprosy with knowledge and information to support their daily work. Infolep also offers library services such as access to subscription-only articles and assistance with literature searches for those unable to do this themselves.

Each month a newsletter is sent out with an overview of new publications on leprosy.